Annnd we’re back! Our trip to Utah was a success (except for a few snafus…discussed later in the post) but it’s good to be home.
Our trip started bright and early Thursday morning. We had a 6am flight so we were up at 3 am (!!!) but we were thankfully running on adrenaline.
Having such an early flight got us to Utah by 9:30am though, so we had the whole day to enjoy. We checked in early to our hotel and then headed out for lunch.
Veggie panini and a side salad. I had to leave room for this…
That would be half creme brulee, half peanut butter cup gelato. Omgggg. So delicious.
We lounged around for a bit (3 am wake up calls will do that to you) and then headed into downtown Park City to check out the scene. We stayed in Heber City which is just outside of Park City, for the two days before the wedding since we had free Holiday Inn nights to use up.
We settled on Bandits’ Grill & Bar for dinner and unfortunately, we had some major service problems.
The food was great (I got the pulled pork sandwich, garlic chive fries and mac and cheese) but they kept forgetting our orders, messed them up several times, etc. Somehow, this wasn’t the only place that messed up our food!
We ended up walking around a bit more and played drinking games back at the hotel. I had a beer and a half and called it quits. Ha.
The next day we got up semi-early and got in some workouts.
I did 20 minutes of cardio on the treadmill and then complete the above circuit. Love doing this one while traveling! Image taken from Pinterest.
After workouts and breakfast we headed into the mountains to do a little hiking! Unfortunately, our hiking couldn’t last too long since we had to be back for the rehearsal dinner (Ryan was in the wedding) but it’s always nice to be in the mountains.
Wish we would have had more time to hike!
We showered up once we got back and headed back out for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. I love weddings and all, but it made me feel so thankful to not be planning a wedding anymore. Ha. I know some girls love it but I was glad when it was over!
The next day was (obviously) the big day! The day ended up being perfect weather wise, despite a little rain here and there.
Their reception was on top of a mountain, so you had to take a gondola up to the location. Isn’t that so cool?!
Love these shots I got from the gondola!
I got the fish for dinner, which actually ended up being salmon, not trout, but I wasn’t complaining. You all know I love salmon! And do you see that…s’mores?! Ah!
Such a fun wedding!
Our trip back however, was not fun. We bought our plane tickets through Orbitz (which I will NEVER do again) and our first flight out of Salt Lake City apparently changed to an earlier flight without anyone notifying us. We get to the airport for our 10:20 flight and obviously, our seats are no longer available.
To say we were mad is an understatement. It’s one thing if it’s my fault about missing a flight but since we weren’t notified of the change, how in the heck were we supposed to know?
We both were able to get to Denver and ironically one of Ryan’s fraternity brothers works for Frontier (carrier we were on) in Denver and happened to be at the airport that day. He went with us to customer service to try and get back on our original flight. Thankfully, we were able to get two seats on our original flight that we paid for, but had to pay extra to guarantee our seats.
I, of course, took to Twitter and Orbitz immediately responded (granted, I think they do social media in very poor form since it is an automatic message that goes out to everyone, but that’s neither here nor there).
Eventually, we were able to settle for them giving us a rental car for free, since we will be doing to Colorado in a month. It was extremely frustrating and I definitely learned my lesson. ONLY buy flights through the actual airline website. Never again a discount site.
Anyways…a great trip indeed!
Question: Have you ever had trouble with missing a flight?